Making meaning through story and theater activities has been Karla Huntsman’s life’s work. Before turning to freelance storytelling and drama specialist work, Karla spent over 25 years on the faculties of four universities teaching storytelling, drama education, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. She has provided teacher in-service training, residencies, workshops, conference presentations and performances at local, state, and national venues.
Karla works as a professional storyteller and drama specialist and performs with the Las Vegas Improvisation Players. She believes in the power of the arts to make a difference in the lives of all people—teachers, students, children, and adults in all stages and walks of life. Karla tells stories and presents theater and storytelling workshops in community settings. She also works with teachers in professional development workshops and residencies, sharing techniques in how the arts can be used to infuse life, joy, engagement, and enhanced learning into the standards and curriculum. As a storytelling performer for schools, Karla connects with curricular goals and provides learning guides for teachers. She sings, plays guitar, autoharp, washboard, and djembe (West African drum) as part of her storytelling performances, and uses puppetry with younger children.
Karla holds a B.A. in Theatre and Speech and M.A. in Theatre from Brigham Young University.
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